These documents relate to the operations of Edison's Aniline Plant at Silver Lake, New Jersey, which began the production of aniline and related organic chemicals during the summer of 1915. The selected items consist of daily production reports from May 1916 signed by plant manager Wilfred S. Dowling. The reports bear marginalia by Edison expressing concern about the drop in the production of aniline oil. Also included is a communication from Peter C. Christensen explaining the reasons for the decline in output.
Less than 5 percent of the documents have been selected. The unselected items include workers' accident reports, financial and accounting documents, non-Edison correspondence, and routine daily production reports. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.